Transatlantic Tandem Talk

22/04/2021

CEPLAS member Alga Zuccaro speaks at the Transatlantic Tandem Talk about "The Food Fix: Superplants, Microbe Sidekicks and Nutrient Heroes".

Transatlantic Tandem Talk– The Food Fix: Superplants, Microbe Sidekicks and Nutrient Heroes

The battle for food security has begun, but research is coming to the rescue.

Global food systems are under pressure on a scale previously unencountered. A crisis is looming, fueled by population growth, climate change, water scarcity, energy supply and now the pandemic. The world must feed an estimated population of 9 billion by 2050 with diminishing natural resources while also ensuring the health of people and the planet.

Luckily, emerging technologies and new research are coming to the rescue. Join us Tuesday, May 4th , 6 to 7pm (MEZ) to hear from Dr. Alga Zuccaro from the University of Cologne and Dr. Mechthild Tegeder from Washington State University, two scientists researching how microbes and genetic tools can boost plant performance. 

Hear how microbes are being transformed into plant warrior sidekicks and how understanding the plant-nutrient relationship might maximize crop yields. Establishing food security requires a deeper understanding of how plants work, the function and health of ecological and agricultural systems and projected plant responses to climate change and other environmental stresses. Explore these topics together with us.

This talk is part of the Transatlantic Tandem Talks series and highlights the work of CEPLAS.

More information and registration

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich